Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 724 for the week of February 20 - 26, 2022.

In this Issue

  • Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS released
  • Jammy Jellyfish (to be 22.04) now in Feature Freeze
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • Mir Release 2.7.0
  • Call for testing: ubuntu-frame, egmde, mir-test-tools & mir-kiosk (Mir 2.7)

  • Anbox Cloud 1.13.0 has been released
  • Plasma 5.24.2 available on Kubuntu 21.10
  • Xubuntu 22.04 Community Wallpaper Contest
  • Canonical News
  • In the Blogosphere
  • In Other News
  • Featured Audio and Video
  • Meeting Reports
  • Upcoming Meetings and Events
  • Updates and Security for 18.04, 20.04, and 21.10
  • And much more!

General Community News

Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS released

Łukasz Zemczak on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team announces the release of Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS for Desktop, Server, Cloud products, and also the various flavors. Many links are provided if you want to download it, upgrade to it, read the release notes, and more.

This release was widely covered, the following is a collection of articles selected by our editors:

Jammy Jellyfish (to be 22.04) now in Feature Freeze

Brian Murray alerts us that Ubuntu Jammy Jellyfish has now reached Feature Freeze, meaning the focus should now be on bug fixing. We are told packages in the jammy-proposed prior to freeze will be allowed, and given a link to the Freeze Exception Process for packages that require it.

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 138457 (+39)
  • Critical: 326 (-3)
  • Unconfirmed: 69118 (+18)

As always, the Bug Squad needs more help. If you want to get started, please see:


  • Ukrainian: 88.04% (38683/1109)
  • German: 87.08% (41798/50)
  • French: 81.51% (59825/7082)
  • Spanish: 80.89% (61836/4200)
  • Swedish: 77.55% (72646/910)

Hot in Support

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LoCo Events

The following LoCo team events are currently scheduled in the next two weeks:

Looking beyond the next two weeks? Visit the LoCo Team Portal to browse upcoming events around the world:

The Hub

Mir Release 2.7.0

Alan Griffiths reports on the release of Mir 2.7. The post starts with a list of new features, before providing a ABI summary, a list of enhancements, and bugs fixed. A number of links are provided, including where to download it, or the Mir PPAs.

Attention in the media:

Call for testing: ubuntu-frame, egmde, mir-test-tools & mir-kiosk (Mir 2.7)

Alan Griffiths makes a call out to help test ubuntu-frame, egmde, mir-test-tools, and mir-kiosk that have been updated to work with Mir 2.7. Package versions are provided, and how to update your system to give these snaps a test. We are told to use them normally & report any problems on this thread, with the expectation that the snaps will reach stable next week.

Anbox Cloud 1.13.0 has been released

Simons Fels reports the release of Anbox Cloud 1.13.0. Simons provides a link to the component versions within it, before a review of new features and improvements, then a list of bug fixes included. Many links are provided, plus upgrade instructions.

The Planet

Plasma 5.24.2 available on Kubuntu 21.10

Kubuntu report Plasma 5.24.2 is now available in their backports PPA for Kubuntu 21.10. We are given a link to the Plasma 5.24.2 announcement so we can know what's included, as well as how to upgrade if we decide to use it. A discussion on whether or not this should be used is provided, as well as where and how to report any found bugs.

Xubuntu 22.04 Community Wallpaper Contest

We are provided details of the Xubuntu 22.04 Community Wallpaper Contest, which has already started. The contest has a submission deadline of 12 March 2022; a link to terms and guidelines is provided, as well as how to get any questions we might have resolved.

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

Ubuntu Users Get Another Major Kernel Update, Up to 15 Vulnerabilities Patched

Marius Nestor reports that Canonical has released new kernels for all supported releases of Ubuntu that address up to 15 security vulnerabilities. We are given details of the CVEs fixed, as well as who found the flaws, and how attackers could mis-use the system if left unpatched. We are provided details of the kernels that have patches applied, and told to upgrade asap and reboot our systems.

Additional exposure in the media:

‘AppImage Pool’ – Software Center for Linux Apps as AppImage Packages

Ji m reminds us of the common package formats: Flatpak, Snap and AppImage. We are told the first two are well integrated into Ubuntu, but that's not the case with AppImage. This post informs users of 'AppImage Pool' and tells us how to use it on our systems. Links and required commands are provided.

AMDGPU X.Org 22.0 Driver Released With AsyncFlipSecondaries, GLAMOR Fixes

Michael Larabel writes that xf86-video-amdgpu 22.0 is out which enhances the experience of Radeon graphics using X.Org. We are told of a notable change being the "AsyncFlipSecondaries" driver option, and how this is significant to us, and of a GLAMOR fix. A link to the mailing list announcement is provided for more info.

Nautilus 42 Arrives in Ubuntu 22.04 Daily Builds

Joey Sneddon reports that Nautilus 42 is now available for testing with Ubuntu jammy. We are told it is missing the libadwaita redressing offered in the GTK4 port, but are briefly told some of the features we'll find, which will make it welcomed by users.

In Other News

Ubuntu applies security fixes for all versions back to 14.04

Liam Proven reports that Canonical has provided updates for Ubuntu 21.10, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 16.04 ESM & Ubuntu 14.04 ESM for security fixes. Liam then goes on to document what some users may not know, that Ubuntu LTS users can get different kernel options. He gives a brief introduction of how this can be done, plus a link to the official wiki page for greater detail. A brief coverage of OEM kernels is provided, before a list of some common apt commands.

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 150

"Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS is released, plus we talk about Google Project Zero’s metrics report as well as security updates for the Linux kernel, expat, c3p0, Cyrus SASL and more."

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: 183 - Balista à vista

"Um episódio repleto de actualidade e temperado com o bom humor icónio e único em todo o mundo Ubuntu e arredores é o que o vosso podcast preferido tem para vos oferecer esta semana. Rápido, carreguem no botão."

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Community Office Hours: Thu, March 3, 6pm – 7pm

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Updates and Security for 18.04, 20.04, and 21.10

Security Updates

Ubuntu 18.04 Updates

End of Standard Support: April 2023

Ubuntu 20.04 Updates

End of Standard Support: April 2025

Ubuntu 21.10 Updates

End of life: July 2022


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